College celebrates sporting superstars

19 Mar 2021 11:22
Published by: Scott Callan

FROM an England netballer to a British champion kickboxer, Bury College’s sports department is celebrating the exceptional achievements of its superstars.

Aidan Lawrence is British cycler and has been committed to the sport from the age of eight.

The former Kearsley Academy pupil specialises in road and track cycling and has participated in a range of national races across the world including a high-profile competition in Switzerland.

Aidan, who is studying Applied Level 3 sport and A Level sociology and English language, said: “I am really happy to be representing my country.”

Talented Berri Neil is an England women’s netballer who secured her under 17s cap at just 14 years of age and her senior cap aged 16.

The former Parrenthorn High School pupil plays goal attack, goal shooter and wing attack and has competed in a range of competitions, touring Australia, New Zealand, Barbados and Europe.

The Level 3 sport diploma student said: “I am so proud to be playing for the England Netball team. I have had the opportunity to tour the world and compete in competitions. My Bury College tutors have been really supportive.”

National swimming champion Ewan Wilson has captained Lancashire and was selected for the England World School Games.

Ewan, who is completing the Level 3 sport qualification, believes that his proudest moment to date was securing second place for his country in the 200m Butterfly during the British National Championship in Sheffield.

The former Oasis Academy pupil said: “My tutors have been so supportive and there is a great balance between my studies and my swimming commitments.”

Scarlett Robinson kickboxed from the ages of 10 to 15 and proudly won the British Champions Under 50kg competition in Birmingham.

From the age of nine, Scarlett discovered a love for motorcycling and in 2020 she secured fifth place in the British Super Motor Championship where she competed against 30 male rivals.

The former Woodhey High School pupil, who is studying Level 3 sport, said: “I am so proud of all that I have achieved. I really like the practical elements of my Bury College Sport course and learning all about nutrition as it really helps me with my training.”

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